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The History of Modern Latin America - The history of modern Latin America begins after the Second World War when the economic changes wrought by the war, namely the shift towards manufacturing and urbanization, produced political and diplomatic changes across the Americas. The end of the war led to increased imports from the West, reducing the competitiveness of Latin American industry. Additionally, falling crop prices led to increasing urbanization. The result of these economic and demographic shifts was the rise of a populist movement throughout Latin America....   [tags: Latin America] 2181 words
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The Impact of the Remittances in Latin America - Introduction In Latin America migration and remittances have become structural features in the economy, the society, and in the political environment; due to the underdevelopment and inequality of the region. Because they relative importance, trends in migration and the impact of remittances in population of Latin America are the main topics that we will analyze in this research focusing on reduction of poverty and inequality. This research will aim to answer the next: Do remittances finance development in the region....   [tags: remittance, poverty, latin america]
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Different Styles of Latin Music - Salsa, tango, and bachata have very different historic backgrounds, but come from the same culture. Latin music is popular for various genres in Latin America, mainly in Cuba, and is unique for the type of rhythmic structure it builds. The music is so alive that is pulls at the feet and hips of dancers, driving them to the dance floor. When dancing to the music their hips sway in time, and their feet mark the beat. If people did not grow up with this type of music, its complex rhythms can be intimidating....   [tags: Latin Music, Music, ]
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The Myth of the Latin Woman - Identity is a group of characteristics, data or information that belongs exactly to one person or a group of people and that make it possible to establish differences between them. The consciousness that people have about themselves is part of their identity as well as what makes them unique. According to psychologists, identity is a consistent definition of one’s self as a unique individual, in terms of role, attitudes, beliefs and aspirations. Identity tries to define who people are, what they are, where they go or what they want to be or to do....   [tags: The Myth of the Latin Woman, Culture] 1464 words
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Gender Roles and Sexuality in Latin America - Marianismo and machismo are the traditional gender roles in Latin America. Marianismo is the aspect of female gender roles while machismo is the aspect of male gender roles. The key belief of machismo is that men hold supremacy over women. For the most part these gender roles conform to traditional understanding of sexuality, masculinity, and femininity. There is only one key contradiction I found when it came to traditional understandings of sexuality, masculinity and femininity. Some people may confuse the meanings of gender, sex, and sexuality....   [tags: Latin America Gender Roles ]
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Latin America and Anglo-Saxon America - “Latin” America and “Anglo-Saxon” America Latin America is conceived as inferior to the United States and Europe, from the perspective of “modernity.” This conception has been formed because of the ideas of Latinidad. Latinidad is an ideology under ex-Spanish and ex-Portuguese colonies that were located in the new global world (Mignolo, 2002, p. 58). In the end Latinidad ideology became a consequence of colonial and imperial conflicts and how those conflicts had been constructed (Mignolo, 2002, p....   [tags: Inferiority of Latin America]
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Chinese Influence and Expansion in Latin America - Chinese influence and expansion has reached Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past 10 years, the Chinese government has aggressively pursued a trade policy emphasizing a growth in Chinese manufactured imports and exports of Latin American raw materials. China’s focus is on exporting raw materials; such as soybeans, metals, and oil in exchange for a vast amount of Chinese manufactured goods. This aggressive push into the Latin American trade theater has provided exponential growth in the region....   [tags: chinese trade, latin america, chinese model]
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The Struggle for National Identity in the Countries of Latin America - Following an independence revolution a nation tends to proceed into a period where they learn independence and can function on their own with their own identity. They learn to respect the rights of its citizens, provide national security, instill a sense of patriotism, and learn to handle economic endeavors in a way to benefit the nation as a whole. After their revolutions for independence, the countries of Latin America did not achieve many of these milestones. The countries of did not show any signs of becoming anything close to independent after their revolutions....   [tags: Latin American History] 1806 words
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Latin America’s Switzerland is Costa Rica - Costa Rica is known for having Latin America’s oldest democracy, as it was established and uninterrupted since the 1950s. More importantly, it is one of the few countries without a standing military force. Today, they are under a presidential constitutional republic, lead by Laura Chinchilla, whom is the president since 2010. Costa Rica is in Central America, between Nicaragua (north) and Panama (south east). Christopher Columbus first visited it during his fourth and last voyage to the New World....   [tags: Latin America, Government, History]
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The Importance of Latin in the Curriculum - The Importance of Latin in the Curriculum My memories of Latin in high school are less than fond. I remember slouching in my chair, staring blankly at my desk as I tried to remember the form of the word agricola (farmer) in the ablative plural. Much of the class consisted of mundane activities like this. We translated endless Bible passages from Latin, translated what seemed like the entire body of Greek mythological literature, and read hundreds of lines from The Aneid, The Odyssey, and The Iliad....   [tags: Latin Language Education Papers]
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Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez a Champion for Latin American Solitude - The works of the late 1982 Columbian literary Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garica Marquez reflect not only the sentiments of postcolonial Columbians, but also the surreal realities lived by Latin Americans in the New World. This surreal reality is what Marquez has become synonymous with — magic realism. The literary genre, magic realism, can be found in Marquez’s books and short stories such as 100 Years of Solitude and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”. Literary critics and audience alike have marveled at how Marquez masterfully connected the ethereal and the mundane with such precision in diction and syntax that the narratives seem more than commonplace but actually feasible and tangible....   [tags: surreal realities, latin community]
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The Influence of Sor Juana and Catalina de Erauso on Colonial Latin American Society - Colonial Latin American society in the Seventeenth Century was undergoing a tremendous amount of changes. Society was transforming from a conquering phase into a colonizing phase. New institutions were forming and new people and ideas flooded into the new lands freshly claimed for the Spanish Empire. Two remarkable women, radically different from each other, who lived during this period of change are a lenses through which many of the new institutions and changes can be viewed. Sor Juana and Catalina de Erauso are exceptional women who in no way represent the norm but through their extraordinary tales and by discovering what makes them so extraordinary we can deduce what was the norm and how...   [tags: Colonial Latin American] 1239 words
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The Latin Image - The Latin Image "The romantic and erotic Latin image implied recognition that Latin Americans and Romance peoples produced persons of great beauty and attractiveness."(Rios-Bustamante,21) The most predominant stereotype that surfaces in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" and "The Mark of Zorro" is that of the Latin Lover. This stereotype may be portrayed in a more positive light because in comparison to other demeaning Latino roles in early American film, the Latin Lover is characterized by "suavity and sensuality, tenderness and sexual danger."(Ramirez Berg,115) According to Ramirez Berg, "this stereotype we owe to one star: Rudolph Valentino."(115) In "The Four Men of the...   [tags: Latin Americans Romance Love Movies Essays] 1139 words
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Tradition of Dictatorial Rule in Latin America - Tradition of Dictatorial Rule in Latin America Dictator: 1 a: a person granted absolute emergency power b: one holding complete autocratic control c: one ruling absolutely and often oppressively. If there is one thing that Latin America has in common, its the overwhelming amount of dictatorial rule since its separation from Spain. Almost all the Latin American countries have had significant changes in rule, however, they are basically smooth transitions. Rulers come in and out of countries without so much as a whisper of opposition....   [tags: Latin America History Essays]
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The Society for Latin American Anthropology - The Society for Latin American Anthropology Changes in the SLAA's definition of "Latin America" have gone hand in hand with changes in the intellectual, social and political goals of the Society. As then president Michael Kearney wrote in an open letter to the membership published in the Society's April 1997 column in the Anthropology Newsletter:" (Until recently the society's membership) was centered in North America while its objects of study were primarily to the South of the United States....   [tags: SLAA Human Rights Latin America Essays]
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Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America - Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America The encomienda system developed in the Antilles (the islands of the West Indies except the Bahamas) when the group of settlers Columbus brought with him on his second voyage to the New World were, essentially, unwilling to work (Vigil 218). They solved this problem through forced Indian labor. Queen Isabella I of Spain considered the native people "free crown vassals" (Vigil 218) and instructed Governor Nicolas de Ovando, Comendador Mayor of the military order Alcantara, to inform the Indians that they had to pay tribute to the crown equal to the other subjects....   [tags: Latin American History Essays]
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Ethnicity and Latin America - Ethnicity and Latin America Latin America and the American colonies were “tamed” based on completely different ideologies. From a Latin American perspective, the most important of the European explorers were of course, the Spanish and the Portuguese. These explorers arrived in Christopher Columbus’ “new world” with the express goal of bringing glory and prestige to their homeland. In stark contrast, settlers came to the colonies seeking freedom from the religious persecution in Europe. The different approaches used in each area affected how well and to what extent the African, indigenous, and European cultures combined and shaped the characteristics of the regions today....   [tags: History Latin America Essays Papers] 1155 words
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Slavery in Latin America - Slavery in Latin America Chile History Before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th cent., the Araucanians had long been in control of the land in the southern part of the region; in the north, the inhabitants were ruled by the Inca empire. Diego de Almagro, who was sent by Francisco Pizarro from Peru to explore the southern region, led a party of men through the Andes into the central lowlands of Chile but was unsuccessful (1536) in establishing a foothold there. In 1540, Pedro de Valdivia marched into Chile and, despite stout resistance from the Araucanians, founded Santiago (1541) and later established La Serena, Concepción, and Valdivia....   [tags: Latin American History Slavery Essays] 4599 words
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Latin American Events Analysis - Latin American Events Analysis During the course of this semester, I attended many events with Latin American content. Although I both heard lectures and viewed movies, the continuity and popularity of certain recurring themes in cinema interested me the most. Among the many themes addressed, money, violence, the role and importance of women, and the evolution of government were prevalent and interconnected. Over the years, Latin America’s image has changed from a valuable source for raw goods, to a rebellious child of colonial powers, to a region struggling to cope with oppressive governments from within....   [tags: Latin America Culture Movies Essays Papers] 1578 words
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Liberals and Conservatives in Post Revolutionary Latin America - Liberals and Conservatives in Post Revolutionary Latin America Models for post-revolutionary Latin American government are born of the complex economic and social realities of 17th and 18th century Europe. From the momentum of the Enlightenment came major political rebellions of the elite class against entrenched national monarchies and systems of power. Within this time period of elitist revolt and intensive political restructuring, the fundamental basis for both liberal and conservative ideology was driven deep into Latin American soil....   [tags: Latin American History] 529 words
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Latin American Change - Over the course of the past half-millennium, the 33 countries that now comprise Latin America and the Caribbean have gone through drastic change. Since the discovery of the New World in 1492, each country has gone through some level of colonization by a European power and transition to its current state. During this period the regions have seen political, social, religious and economic transformations of various degrees. Nevertheless, many scholars argue that regardless of the changes encountered, many are merely on the surface with little to no meaningful change instilled....   [tags: Colonialism Spanish Latin American Essays] 3055 words
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Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America - Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America For most of the first century after independence, all republics in Latin America followed an economic policy of export-led growth based on primary-product exports. The tremendous economic crisis of the 1930s that had a crushing and widespread impact on Latin America; precipitated by the global economic depression, forced Latin American nations to re-evaluate this exogenous economic growth model and to transform their economic policies in the direction of long-neglected diversification of the economy, particularly toward an endogenous model oriented to industrialization....   [tags: World History Latin America Essays Papers]
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Latin America - Latin America Distinguishing cultures from one another has become increasingly difficult as various societies continue to intertwine and share their aspects of popular life. Constant exposure to US and other world cultures has changed the cultures of Latin American countries somewhat, but much of society remains unchanged. Moving to the United States from Latin America alters life a great deal, and keeping touch with one’s original culture may sometimes seem unimportant or simply impossible, but those who remain Latino instead of becoming “Americanized” are those who care the most for and have the strongest tie to the culture....   [tags: Culture Latin American Essays Papers] 957 words
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Latin American Culture - Latin American Culture Latin America represents 1/10 of the world's population, and geographically can be located from the land extensions of Mexico, until the Patagonia at Argentina. Some of the most relevant elements of today's culture in Latin America are; Religion, Values, Attitudes, Social structure, Social stratification, Language and Gift-giving hospitality. The predominant religion throughout history in Latin America has been Catholicism. From big cities to small villages, churches, basilicas, and cathedrals are found....   [tags: Hispanic Latin America South America Latino] 1056 words
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The Idea of Latin America, by Walter Mignolo - Walter Mignolo explored the ways America had emerged as the forth continental division in the European understanding of the world. Mignolo did this through: examining the continental triad of Christian cosmology, explaining how the mercantile economy was transformed into a capitalist because of the “discovery” of America, and explaining the consequences of the West becoming the place from where categories of dominant knowledge and classifications of the rest of the world were created. Those three topics defined how America was invented rather than discovered....   [tags: Anglo-Saxon America vs Latin America]
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The Sport Industry in Latin America - ... Although some countries have access to natural resources, majority of the countries still struggle with poverty, and poor health standards. The sport industry has evolved over the years, as various events and people have played a major key in the development of the industry. Most forms of sport in Latin American countries evolved in similar patterns as they evolved in other parts of the world. British and American business and military expeditions, and religious missions of the late 19th and early 20th century influenced most of Latin American sports....   [tags: national identity, soccer, working class sport] 844 words
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Latin American Turns to The Left - Latin America Turns to The Left Within the last 20 years many Latin American nations have changed course from a neoliberal polity to one that is sided more to the left wing spectrum. “A significant part of Latin America is governed today by political movements and governments that call themselves ‘leftist’ or are classified as such by external observers.” (Luna) Furthermore, the shift in direction politically has been classified by 3 factors; “1) opposing incumbents by mobilizing economic and political discontent; 2) being able to bring together a broad, socially heterogeneous electoral constituency in the context of fragmented societies; and 3) having a charismatic leader who was able to...   [tags: South America]
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Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean It is well known fact that poverty is an ongoing battle in Latin America and The Caribbean. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 167 million people live in poverty in the region (ECLAC). But another 66 million people will be living under extreme poverty (ECLAC). Although reports a gearing towards a decline in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean these numbers are still grand. Many factors play into this situation....   [tags: globalization, economic problems]
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Latin America: Sport and Telenovelas - ... • Lozano (2007) mentions that scholars in present day in Latin America are using the terms, “cultural proximity”, “cultural linguistic markets” and “cultural discount” to endorse the production of Latin American media. Due to the present performance of the Latin American cultural linguistic market, the Latin American audiovisual space has had potential to change drastically with more English speaking individuals in the region. • With the philosophy of cultural proximity and research it has been found that Latin American programming has increased in distribution to local countries in Latin America in recent years....   [tags: media conglomerates]
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The United States and Latin America - American attitudes towards Latin America can be summed up as an extension of larger global directives, and the exclusion of foreign powers in the region. This was highlighted especially during the Cold War as US involvement was essentially in competition with the USSR. Latin America was therefore a mere pawn in the larger context of US-Soviet competition for global dominance. The actions and methods used are also characterized by the lack of an international authority, or an atmosphere of inter-state anarchy, which shaped their calculations in the endeavor to increase their influence over Latin America....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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The Latin American Debt Crisis - The Latin American Debt crisis did not occur over night, the crisis was many years in the making and signs of its arrival were prominent in Latin American society. The reasons for its occurrence are also expansive; some fault can also be place in countries outside of Latin America. The growth rate in the real domestic product of many Latin American countries grew at a constantly high rate in the decade prior to the crisis in the 1980s, this growth led to an increase in foreign investment, corporate investment, and the world began supporting these developing nations (Ocampo)....   [tags: substitution industrialization, ISI policies]
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The Latin American Debt Crisis - The sub-region of the Americas which nations speak Romance languages is a region considered Latin America. The region is very diverse when it comes to people but also the geography and natural resources of its nations. The people and resources of the region combined to an approximated gross domestic product of over US$ 5 trillion today after its discovery in the late 1400s. However, Latin America’s history as a whole was not all pleasant. There were many times in the region’s history filled with adversity, while aspects of the positive cultures that discovered the region permeated into the region some it is negative ideals went in as well....   [tags: Brazilian economy]
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Latin Language Is Not Dead - ... Latin has had a big influence on English. Altitude: How high something is from sea level. Derivative of: alta If you want to climb a mountain you will be forced to climb at a high altitude. Antique: An object that is valuable because of how old it is. Derivative of: antiqua This vase is one of the most expensive antiques ever. Benefit: A good thing, the benefit of something is how it is good for you. Derivative of: bene There are many benefits of drinking water, one is it helps you have healthy skin....   [tags: dictionary, influence, definitions] 763 words
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The Street Children of Latin America - An eight or nine year old boy with dirt in his face, wearing ripped jeans, shoes and a dirty shirt doing his best to stop one of a thousand cars in order for him to wash the windshields of a car for a miserable wage. This young man was struggling to carry a large container with soap and water and a small red rug which he held with his small, left hand. His facial expression revealed fear, doubt and resignation. The inside of me wanted to cry and at the same time, I wanted to take him with me and give him a warm cup of milk....   [tags: Homelessness]
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Job Statistics in Latin America - After the fall of the ISI standard, many questions began to arise in regards to how Latin American countries should move forward in its development, improve growth, and create jobs. From around the 1930s until the 1980s after many Latin American countries became independent, they wanted to have economic success and become somewhat economically independent and self-sustaining. Initially these countries thought that the best way to move forward with was Import Substitution Industrialization (ISI)....   [tags: increase in emigration towards US and EU] 814 words
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US Intervention in Latin America - Taylor Hackford’s “Proof of Life” (2000) displays the positive outcome westernization and a democratic government modeled after the US can have on a developing Latin America. Hackford provides a glimpse of what he postulates to be the solution for Latin America’s unstable governments and economies. Hackford commends the US’s efforts to intervene in Latin American affairs. With the help of the US, Latin American can modernize with technological innovation and increase their globalization efforts with foreign trade; however, US intrusion in Latin America has only benefited the US....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Liberation Theology in Latin America - The populist governments, seen in the 1950’s and 1960’s in South America, spurred industrial growth and a sense of “consciousness” amongst the inhabitants of the Latin American countries. The industrial growth greatly benefited the middle-class and the working-class; however, the poor were driven into shantytowns and rural areas. To illustrate the great poverty of this time in Latin America, people living in “shantytowns” resided in vast settlements built of cardboard and other available materials such as metal and sheets of plastic....   [tags: Populist Governments, South America]
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Latin America and Hispanic Culture - ... Quinceañera is the Spanish word for a girl who is fifteen years old. The word Quinceañera is derived from the Spanish word quince meaning fifteen and años meaning years. Although Quinceañera’s vary in different Hispanic cultures as well as from family to family, the meaning is always the same: the birthday girl is blooming into a young woman. Despite the tradition evolving with Latin American girls living in the United States, the Quinceañera celebration is very popular among third and fourth generation Hispanic girls, and is one of the few universal Latin American traditions celebrated from Mexico to Argentina....   [tags: marriage, death, Quinceañera] 662 words
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Democracy in Latin America - Now days democracy has been establish in every Latin America country except Cuba, which is still a socialist state. It seemed that every other alternative form of government such as Marxism or Leninism has failed and been replaced by democracy. Furthermore it looks like people in Latin American really enjoy democracy and its’ benefits, as they also consider it to be the best form of government. After the failure of authoritarian leaders and the military intervene their lives, Latin American citizens wanted to change their system into a more fair and honest system, democracy....   [tags: Struggle for Democracy]
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Poverty in Latin America - ... The quality and quantity of assets is unquestionable. Despite limited access to new items (like those in rural areas) those who live in poverty cannot afford high quality items like shelter or new clothes. The most they can afford is to repair what has been damaged on their old items and objects can only last so long without regular maintenance. It almost becomes a cycle. Rather than saving money to buy new items, they are forced to repair what they already have. The geographic dimensions of those living in rural areas is also an important factor....   [tags: possible solutions] 1515 words
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Latin America Foreign Policy - Latin America cannot be categorized as one homogenous block. In spite of sharing multiple aspects—culture, language, and history—there is not a single standard culture that distinguishes the region. One aspect of Latin American culture, regarding foreign policy, is a prevalent respect for the norm of sovereignty and non-intervention. There exists a strong disposition to follow international law as a means to prevent war or at the very least ward-off potential intervention by extraregional powers....   [tags: sovereignty, international politics, Utis Possidet]
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Modernism in Latin America - Latin America is a region of happiness and hatred, but most of all, Latin America is a place of history and change. Like many movements in history there is a rise and fall, the meaning of modernism in the Latin Americas enhances our understanding of humanities because it gives us a better understanding of human experiences at the time and it gives the viewer a sense of connection with those who have come before them. Of those people two of them can otherwise be known as Rubén Darío and José Martí....   [tags: Ruben Darío, José Martí]
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Afro-descendants in Latin America - There are currently 150 million Afro-descendants in Latin America who make up nearly 30 percent of the region’s population (Congressional Research Service, 2005). Out of the fifteen Latin American nations that have recently adapted some sort of multicultural reform, only three give recognize Afro-Latino communities and give them the same rights as indigenous groups (Hooker, 2005). Indigenous groups are more successful than afro-descendent groups in gaining collective rights and development aid from international NGO’s....   [tags: Racial Relations] 1574 words
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Women in Latin America - Women in Latin America were expected to adhere to extreme cultural and social traditions and there were few women who managed to escape the burden of upholding these ridiculous duties, as clearly shown in “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”. First, Latin American women were expected to uphold their honor, as well as their family's honor, through maintaining virtue and purity; secondly, women were expected to be submissive to their parents and especially their husbands; and lastly, women were expected to remain excellent homemakers....   [tags: tradition, submissive, honor, virginity, homemaker]
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Crime in Latin America - Prisons for a long time have been a gateway to try to save society, when the only thing that it’s doing is hurting the social order because it’s creating more problems that are not being treated from the beginning. Crime has become a big problem during these hard times with the poor economy, but it has especially affected Latin America because of all the problems that overcrowded prisons have brought forward. In Latin America Brazil and Mexico are the two largest countries that have been affected with having the highest percentage of crimes, inmates in prisons, and concerns with overcrowded prisons....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1189 words
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Latin American Destination Project - ... The average rainfall in San Jose is 1 inch in March, making the time Petfrct for visiting. 6. What type of clothes would you want to wear during this average weather. I would wear shorts and a t-shirt in this weather in Guatemala City. I would wear sneakers or flip flops if I were at the beach. I would bring a sweatshirt in case the nights are colder. I would wear shorts and a t-shirt to Mexico City in April. I would wear flip flops or walking shoes, depending on what I am doing. I would wear capris and a tshirt and a sweatshirt in San Jose in March....   [tags: trip, location, weather, tourist] 1807 words
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The Fundamental Building Block of Latin Music - Latino music Introduction Latin music is a well-liked skill form urbanized in a variety of Latin American countries, chiefly Cuba, and is exclusive for the type of musical structures it builds upon. It is vocal and instrumental tune, initially subsequent from African spiritual ceremonies, on the other hand viewed today chiefly as dance music. Its strongest feature, though, is its measure, which is extremely syncopated (when a number of rhythms being played at one instance, generate counterpoint next to each other in thrilling cross rhythms)....   [tags: clave, cuba, indigenous music]
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Environmental and Industrial Pollution in Latin America - Environmental and Industrial pollution is a growing problem in Latin America today. Latin America is becoming a predominantly urban society and with that pollution issues have become progressively important of the political agenda. But Latin American countries continue to prioritize their economic development in the region instead of implementing their obligations to protect the environment for future generations. The government must start to put regulation to help protect the environment and the people who live in Latin America....   [tags: urban society, air pollution]
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Russia and Latin America's Responses to Industrialization - ... This contributed to large-scale strikes that inspired a group of intellectual Russians, founded in the concepts of Marxist socialism, to make plans for reformation. In the late nineteenth century, these workers began the process of social change in educating laborers, organizing unions, and, later on, taking revolutionary measures to improve workers’ conditions.In addition, workers in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the cities that were the main focus of industrial enterprises, created their own representative councils (soviets) which organized peasant uprisings, revolts of non-Russians, and student demonstrations....   [tags: workers, economics, goods] 1486 words
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The Impact of Latin American Immigration on America - Immigration is the process of entry of individuals into a new country (23). Throughout past centuries, immigration has been a means of discovery and exploration of new lands. In today’s culture, immigration to the United States is an avenue for individuals who wish to start new lives and take advantage of the capitalistic, entrepreneurial system. People from many countries have migrated into the United States. Most recently, the migrants have come from Central and South American countries....   [tags: Immigration Essays]
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Morelos, Bolivar and Latin American Independence - ... The Sentiments of the Nation is a defensive piece that lays the groundwork for Morelos’ Constitutional Decree for the Liberty of the Mexican America. The article has twenty-three points all of which provide a layout for this new form of government. The first is a statement proclaiming the independence of Mexican America from Spain. The remaining points in the article covers issues like the role of the Catholic Church’s prominence, the organization of the three branches of government, the terms and remuneration of elected officials....   [tags: rebellions, government, republic] 941 words
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The Trade and Use of Drugs in Latin America - Films often depict the trade and use of drugs in Latin America as an extremely violent situation. Countries like Columbia or Mexico are usually where the drugs come from while the United States are the destination. More times than not, Latin America plays the role of an antagonist while the United States plays the protagonist. A film about Latin America, when pertaining to the United States, can fall into one of three categories: fully Latin American, a joint effort between Latin American countries and the United States, or a film by the United States....   [tags: colombia, mexico, drug cartels]
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Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Latin America - As the head of the national reconciliation commission in Latin America, I will be addressing the different pathways towards reconciliation. The different pathways towards reconciliation I will make my recommendation off of are the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness. Additionally, to support my points and arguments towards the idea that Latin American should move forward with reconciliation is I will be discussing the case studies about Guatemala and Argentina. Drawing upon these case studies about Guatemala and Argentina will allow for me to back up the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness pathways....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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King of Latin Jazz, Tito Puente - Tito Puente is known internationally for his contribution to Latin Music as a bandleader, composer, arranger and percussionist, and has even been given the nickname "El Rey" or the "King of Latin Jazz". He was considered a great composer of Afro-Cuban Jazz. Puente published more thnt 400 compositions, made contributions to over 100 recorded albums, and won four grammy awards in his career. Tito Puente Latin Jazz is a style of music that blends rhythms and percussion instruments of Cuba and the Caribbean with jazz and its fusion of European and African music....   [tags: music, spanish, mambo]
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The Crusades and The Latin Roman Catholic Abbey - ... The Absolutist Barkiyaruq, who was alarmingly in authority of Isfahan in 1099, had succeeded his father, the supervisor Malik Shah in1094. His adversaries blamed Barkiyaruq for getting bashed and debauched; he was completely youthful and unpracticed. (He aswell experienced heaps.) In change in accordance with retain authority of the sum Seljuk: land of Iraq and western Iran, Barkiyaruq needed to movement off fighting liking and Turkish officers. Syria was on the edges of the Seljuk power and it had reliably been a battle area....   [tags: forced battles, middle ages] 1803 words
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U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin America - During the Cold War, the US invaded Latin America, Asia, and partly Europe. They used sneaky methods and propaganda to achieve their goals. At this time, in the Cold War, they were very devious and tactical in their mission. The US foreign Policy at that time was all about defeating Communism and keeping the balance of power in it’s favor but most importantly, for US’s own economic interest. Generally, the US foreign policy concerning Latin America was of course for the US' own benefit. If the person in power was trying to nationalize their country's economy, the US accused them of communism and proceeded to push them out, unofficially, under the pretext of national security....   [tags: Government Policy] 1130 words
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Discrimination Against Latin and Hispanic Immigrants - ... Green cards holders are permanent residents who have been authorized to live and work in the U.S. legally but they are not American citizens. To become a citizen, you must be legal, know fluent English, have a clean record, and go through various tests. On the other hand, an illegal alien is a person or people who have relocated to another country without petitioning for residency into the country. Yet, both legal and illegal immigrants still get mistreated. According to Huff Post Politics comments, “An Associated Press-Univision Poll found that 61 percent of people overall said Hispanics face significant discrimination, compared with 52 percent who said blacks do and 50 percent who sai...   [tags: bullied, mistreated, hate crimes] 714 words
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Is Democracy Sustainable in Latin America? - Is Democracy Sustainable in Latin America. In order to determine if democracy is sustainable in Latin America, it is important to understand or at least have an idea of what democracy is. There are several types of democracy and each is different. According to the English dictionary, democracy is “ a government by the people; especially: rule of the majority by a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections and the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges (Webster’s Dictionary)....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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The Boom in Latin American Literature - The Boom in Latin American Literature Simply defined, the "Boom" refers to the period in Latin American literature in which a number of writers achieved international acclaim for their work. It is primarily associated with the novel, although a few of the Boom writers were recognized for work in other forms as well. The Boom was in full swing throughout the 1960s and the early seventies, though precursors to the Boom, most notably Jorge Luis Borges, were internationally known as early as the 1940s....   [tags: Hispanic Literature Essays]
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The Worldwide Popularity of Latin Music - The Worldwide Popularity of Latin Music The most played and listened to music right now almost everywhere in the world is Latin music. It is especially characterized by its rhythm and its exotic instruments. (Revels-Bey) Nowadays, this kind of music is grabbing people’s attention especially in the marketing area because we can see that people are starting to use it in commercials, TV shows, movies, etc. Most people are ignorant of the origins of Latin Music. They just enjoy it but they never wonder how this pleasant music got its mixed sounds and styles together....   [tags: Arts]
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Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano - Since it was first discovered by European explorers, Latin America has supplied raw materials and labor to Europe and other locations around the world. Eduardo Galeano writes about the exploitation of native Latin Americans in his 1973 book Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. Galeano takes a historical approach and examines colonial and post-colonial interactions between Europeans and Latin Americans. He asserts that the native Latin Americans were essentially powerless to fight this exploitation because of the dominance of the European powers....   [tags: economic systems, powers. hegemony]
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Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression - Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression When the Europeans first arrived in Latin America, they didn’t realize the immensity of their actions. As history has proven, the Europeans have imposed many things on the Latin American territory have had a long, devastating effect on the indigenous people. In the centuries after 1492, Europeans would control much of South America and impose a foreign culture upon the already established civilizations that existed before their arrival. These imposed ideas left the continent weak and resulted in the loss of culture, the dependence on European countries, and a long standing ethnic tension between natives and settlers which is evident even to this day....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cuba's Relations with Latin America - Cuba's Relations with Latin America Introduction The Cuban Revolution of 1959 not only affected Cuba itself, it also had a strong impact on the island’s international relations. This was particularly the case with its relationships with Latin America. In the forty years since the revolution, the response to Cuba from Latin American nations has ranged from the severing of diplomatic ties with the island, to the reestablishment of relations at a later period. Fear of the spreading of similar insurrections, as well as feelings of Latin American solidarity, are examples of factors that have contributed to these shifts....   [tags: Cuban Revolution Foreign Policy Essays]
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The Cuban Embargo: The United States’ Key to Latin America - After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American foreign policy shifted from Latin America to the Middle East. This new focus meant that critical issues in Latin America were ignored, such as the Cuban embargo. The United States’ economic sanctions against Cuba have resulted in a degraded quality of life. Cubans lack access to basic goods and services. Additionally, the embargo has decreased the United States’ ability to exert its influence in the region. China has filled the power vacuum left by the United States....   [tags: Foreign Policy, US Economy, Cuba]
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The USA and Latin American Countries After the Cold War - ... Because with time, everything can change. After the fall of the Cold War the global world changed completely. The US had made many bold moves in order the keep it’s hegemony and to fight off communism.Which led the United states to losing its global power status and made it adjust to the criticisms coming from all angles. Latin American countries finally saw a way to set themselves free and advance into the world market and more so, into the multipolar world that would soon be in full force....   [tags: military cooperation, interests] 1061 words
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Latin - Latin Being only fourteen years old, making big decisions can be very difficult. Latin is a complicated language to learn, with all the different rules for every possible scenario. There are several key points that went into me deciding to make Latin a class for the next five years of my life, right throughout high school until I graduate. The first and foremost would have to be the idea of the English languages base in Latin roots; in other words, studying Latin improves my English vocabulary....   [tags: Papers] 1531 words
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Latin America when It Was Under Liberal Rule - Time and rules have been transforming countries in many ways; especially, in the 1850’s and the 1920’s, when liberals were firmly in control across Latin American region. Liberalism can be defined as a dominant political philosophy in which almost every Latin American country was affected. A sense of progress over tradition, reason over faith, and free market over government control. Although each country was different, all liberals pursued similar policies. They emphasize on legal equality for all citizens, progress, free trade, anti-slavery, and removing power from church....   [tags: breaking colonial molds, following European trends] 699 words
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The Consequences of Not Legalizing Abortion in Latin American Countries - ... Latin American countries revolted to gain their independence from Spain but Spanish colonization left a lasting influence on Latin America. The most important of these influences was Catholicism. All military and political leaders in Latin America were representatives of the Church before independence from Spain, and although many countries are now officially secular, the Church remains largely the most influential factor over politics and public opinion in Latin America. Today, eighty percent of Latin America’s people are Catholic, which is one third of the world’s entire population of Catholics....   [tags: back alley abortion deaths] 2415 words
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The Caudillo System in Latin America - The Caudillo System in Latin America The caudillo system established in Latin America after the wars for independence consisted of unstable transitional governments that achieved few of the goals recognized in an effective democratic government. Despite these shortcomings, the caudillo system maintained a predictable social order and prevented chaos. This system was the best available until the formation of a middle class could be achieved, resulting in a more democratic political system. The caudillo system came to be a common form of government in Latin America for several reasons....   [tags: History Politics] 471 words
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U.S. Influence on Latin Culture - Since the beginning of the United States' intervention within the affairs of Latin American politics in the beginning of the twentieth century, and since the advent of a U.S. effort towards the "modernization" of Latin America, influences aimed at empowering communities and bringing about democratic movements among Latin American countries have been accompanied by various forms of exploitation and cultural decimation (Leonard, 1999). Efforts at modernization of Latin America have been carried out partly in opposition to the influence IberoCatholic culture (of Spain) which is reported to "deprive the Latin Americans of the essential tools for progress: a future vision, a work ethic, the impor...   [tags: Cultural Political Politics Essays]
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Latin American Politics: The Poor Indigenous Population - Since the beginning of the importation of the Iberian ideals have sprouted a class system, which the reverberation still, are echoing today. This has created a class struggle from the poor indigenous peoples of Latin America to the elitists. Since the times of Independence the ruling upper class and power hungry elitists had tarnished the notion of a true democracy. With the Spanish arrival came their structure of government separating the peoples of Latin America into social and racial classes....   [tags: independence, iberian ideals, true democracy]
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Politics of Modern Latin America - Politics of Modern Latin America As a North American Latin woman, I have gone through the educational system (14 years of schooling) without every learning much about the political system of Latin America. Most of my knowledge has become available to me by my parents who are loyal viewers of channel 41 and 47. These two channels are Spanish-speaking channels that along with the traditional game shows, talk shows, and soap operas also include a news broadcast that covers stories and events of all of America....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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What is the experience of a Latin American immigrant in the United States? - Have you ever wondered why Latin immigrants come to the U.S.. Do they have any experience with any jobs. Why is the population of Latin immigrants increasing. Many Latin immigrants have moved into the United States which means the Latin Americans population of the immigrant in the United States is increasing. “The Mexican-born population in the U.S., which had been growing earlier in the decade, was 11.5 million in early 2009” (Passel & Cohn 2009) they have come from different countries, such as Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Four approaches to the political economy development of Latin America - The study of development in Latin America has been approached from a variety of academic disciplines. International Political Economy scholars have provided a number of different approaches for studying, analyzing and understanding the political and institutional constrains that have shaped the development of Latin American countries. They have also incorporated into the analysis variables such as the influence of international organizations and the economic and class history, and its relation with one of the principal characteristics of Latin American countries: the disparity between the wealthy and the poor....   [tags: Geopolitics, Economics] 1718 words
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Latin America's Cold War by Hal Brands - ... In this book, the first to take an international viewpoint on the postwar periods in the area, Hal Brands sets out to clarify what precisely occurred in Latin America during the Cold War, and why it was so distressing. The trouble that I usually have with the Cold War it is a lot, in different countries, all around the world. What I enjoyed about this book was that it focused, for the most part only on Latin America which allowed me to, after I finished reading, solely focus on Latin America without having to think about the various countries alongside Latin America all at the same time Delineating the uncontrolled sequence of local businesses from the late 1940s decided the early 1990s,...   [tags: book analysis] 606 words
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Socio-economic and Political Consequences of Neoliberalism in Latin America - In the article “Successes and Failures of Neoliberalism” Evelyne Huber and Fred Solt describe economic, social and political consequences of the introduction of neoliberalism in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s. To contrast the positive and negative impacts of neoliberalism Huber and Solt have taken into account five indicators: growth, economic stability and absence of volatility, poverty, inequality and quality of democracy (Huber and Solt 151). In a wide view of the regions' situation, growth performances reflect an increase in the first half of the 1990s but a decrease in the second half due to the effects of financial crises (Huber and Solt 151); which also had an e...   [tags: economic stability, poverty, social conditions]
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US Involvelment in Latin America - US Involvelment in Latin America During Teddy Roosevelt’s Time US primary concern in Latin America was to maintain political stability in order to protect ourselves as well as our business and trade interests. To accomplish this, the Monroe doctrine was expanded to include the Roosevelt Corollary. The Roosevelt Corollary said that the United States would intervene in the internal affairs of Latin America through Military and Diplomatic actions in order to protect political stability and American interests....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Impact of Imperialism on Latin America and Southeast Asia - Around the 1700s regions in Europe were using the method of imperialism to not only expand but to economically benefit as well. Thus imperialism was not only a form of government but also a form of economy. Furthermore it is when regions extend their power and wealth through their military force and diplomacy. Specifically speaking the Spaniards and British were two different groups of Europeans who colonized different regions around the world. As a result of doing so, the Spaniards who conquered Latin America and the British who conquered Southeast Asia causes depopulation along with cultural changes within the land they colonized....   [tags: European Imperialism]
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Honor in Colonial Latin America - Honor in Colonial Latin America Attempting to describe honor and how it was understood in colonial Latin America we must first know how it is understood today. Thereby giving us a point of reference and judgment. According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (m-w.com), honor is defined as "good name or public esteem"; "reputation"; "a person of superior standing". Honor in colonial Latin America was viewed much like today yet threats and reactions to threats have changed over time. Honor, just as today, is the way your name is viewed by others in the public....   [tags: Papers] 388 words
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Non Welcoming Stance for Latin American Immigrants - ... But in many places there was exclusion in basic activities such as shopping or attending school. In towns, they were only to go out shopping one day a week. Their children put in segregated schools with the African American children. During the 1860's political restrictions were put in place not only to limit to claim rights given to them via citizenship but also to protect their land. The government claimed millions of acres of what was once Mexican-owned land for themselves. Unfamiliar to the law or language there was nothing the immigrants could do against the Americans....   [tags: immigrants, america, country, coomodities] 1135 words
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